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breaking news tonight. one of america's most infamous cold case mysteries solved, a little boy vanished without a trace. a cold case that gri gripped the nation, now answers for his grie said hillary clinton doesn't have a, quote, presidential look. $20 million settlement in a sexual harassment case that rocked fox news and triggered the downfall of its leader roger ailes. fighting the flu, a big change from doctors. and national outrageous, a treasure that stood for a million years is destroyed in seconds, a hunt for the vandals
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>> announcer: this is nbc "nightly news with lester holt" reporting tonight from washington. good evening. a stunning cold case confession today in minnesota appears to bring a 27-year-old murder mystery that gripped the nation to an end, as a family that has lived with decades of anguish and uncertainty, finally learn what happened to their little boy. just a little boy when he disappeared and was killed. what you're about to hear is disturbing. nbc's stephanie gosk has the story. >> jacob, i'm so sorry, it's incredibly painful to know his last days. >> reporter: today after 27 years, patty
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learned what happened to her son, jacob, who disappeared when he was just 11 years old. leaving their small town in minnesota shell shocked and the country horrified. >> just one more day of agony. >> reporter: danny heinrich destroibed in detail how he sexually abused the young boy. heinrich told the judge, i was driving on a dead noticed two boys with a flashlight. >> he told us to put our bikes in the ditch and lay down. >> reporter: heinrich said he drove away from jacob, hashnd cuffing him. jacob asking what did i do wrong? investigators did question heinrich at the time, but there was never an arrest. it would take nearly three decades for a
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heinrich's dna found on another victim. >> after almost 27 years, dany heinrich was ready to talk and we had to grab the moment. >> reporter: the 53-year-old told police where he buried jacob's body in exchange for not being charged with the murder. heinrich faces 20 more year in prison. >> for us, jacob was alive until we found him. >> reporter: now they have excruciating answers to the tragedy that has consumed their lives, along with fresh grief, even after all this time. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. in chicago, tonight, a tragic milestone as that city has reached 500 homicide so far this year, that more than all of last year, in
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chicago's deadliest month in two decades, far outpaced than larger city, as even violent crime has fallen in other parts of the country in the mast two decades. >> reporter: even for a city sadly accustomed to violence, the bloodshed was staggering. shooting after shooting, mostly on chicago's south and west side. 31 people shot since monday morning, 13 kill weekend. >> like any family, they manic and grab chair children. >> reporter: the city hitting a grim milestone, the 500 homicides are morning new york and los angeles combined. crime rates are lower than they were 25 years ago, so why is chicago different? poor and segregated neighborhoods prone to gang violence. and repeat offenders who lack sentencing.
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chicago is one year, while in new york it's three years. well known activist father michael sleigher says that chicago is a war zone that needs federal help. >> call for a state of emergency and get some federal resources to come in. >> reporter: caught in the cross fire children, a 10-year-old was killed while sitting on a porch with sister, a bullet is now lodged in his back. >> when it hits home, that's when you really got to wake up, like everyone has to wake up. like these are our babies that's not being able to grow up anymore. >> reporter: she is one of many family members keeping vigil at this hospital. mayor rahm emanuel's office declined to comment and it will be two weeks before he
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hiring more police officers. to presidential politics now, as the 2016 race. we have got it all covered including some brand-new poll numbers. let's begin with nbc's kristen welker. >> reporter: lester, tonight some democrats tell me they're privately concerned about some polls that show a tighteninging race, the clinton campaign downplaying the strategy now, making secretary clinton more accessible and getting back on offense. hillary clinton entering the final fall sprint with an advantage. the new nbc news battleground map shows clinton today would likely have the 270 electoral votes to win the white house and a poll of likely voters out today has donald
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no she's sharpening her attacks. >> he clearly has something to hide, we don't know exactly what it is, but we're getting better guesses about what it probably is. >> reporter: clinton taking trump to task for saying this about releasing his taxes. >> i think people don't care. >> i just think he's dead wrong. >> reporter: but democrats are wondering why after a summer in which trump saw two campaign shake-ups and was largely under fire, she wasn't running a away with the race. down donald trump but selling herself to the american people. >> reporter: michelle obama, chelsea clinton and vice president biden gearing up to help clinton make her case on the trail. biden offering this advice. >> let them see your heart a little bit more. >> reporter: the house oversight committee asking the u.s. attorney to review evidence about whether secretary clinton and
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obstructed justice. >> of course not, i have no concern on either count, none. and neither do the fbi. >> reporter: clinton still batting an ongoing challenge, making voters trust her. >> reporter: i'm a katie tur, now donald trump is taking a new position, this time about her appearance. >> i don't think she has a presidential look. and you need a presidential look, you have to get the job >> reporter: but it's the questions about the timing and political donations that are now surrounding donald trump. pam bondi's office was considering a fraud investigation into donald trump university. that investigation was never opened. today bondi accused hillary clinton of trying to gin up
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investigation by my office at the time and i knew about it, none of which is true. >> reporter: despite bragging during the primary, he knew how to work the system. >> i've got to give it to them, because when i want something i get it. when i call, they kiss my [ bleep ]. >> both bondi and trump say there was no impropriety. going into the final stretch, trump is hoping to focus on national security will bury the distraction. today unveiling the endorsement of lat retired generals and admirals. >> just look at her decisions, look how bad her decisions have been. >> reporter: more challenging news for donald trump, "the dallas morning news" is withholding it's endorsement of him, it's the first time the paper has refused to endorse a gop
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appear live from aboard the intrepid in new york city, and our nbc commander in chief forum, that's 8 eastern, 7:00 central on nbc and msnbc. turning overseas now as president obama pledged $90 million to remove unexploded bombs from the vietnam war ages ago. elsewhere on the he has been met with insulting and in some cases down right rude behavior. >> reporter: president obama on an historic trip to laos tonight after an asia trip that's been a series of stumbles and up? s. at a high stakes summit, a stare down between the president and his old nemesis, vladimir putin,
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election. china piling on too. when air force one landed, no stares for the formal arrival, instead they had to lower the stairs in the belly of the plane and the white house press core not even deplaning. >> donald trump seizing on that. >> they wouldn't even give him stairs to come out of air force one. >> reporter: most stunning, the president of a major ally, the philippines, insulting mr. obama, a whore. mr. obama then canceling their meeting. >> i have never heard a serious head of state or government describe an ally head of state or government in that regard. >> reporter: is america less respected or did the president lose credibility three years ago, threatening to attack syria and then backing down? >> when president obama didn't deliver on his promise to use military forces as pledged, something
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never been able to put it back. >> reporter: a triumph fachbt last visit to asia that has been anything but. there's a new extreme weather threat charging toward the u.s., hurricane newton made landfall in mexico. it's expected to reach the u.s. by midday tomorrow as a tropical storm. flash flood watches already in effect in arizona and new meanwhile the remnants of her mien are expected to die out along the east coast by thursday. it was back to school for millions of kids in the country, and as fl oourks season approaches, there's new recommendations from the academy of pediatrics, saying that kids should not be vaccinated with nasal sprays as in previous years. why did this change?
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nasal spray, the flu mist, because it's only been 3% effective. in the past this nasal spray did work, we don't know why it lost its effectiveness, experts are tieing to figure that out. but the experience among us doctors is that children might not be getting their flu vaccines at all, but the problem is they're one of the most vulnerable groups affected by the now and is recommended by everyone over the ages of six months, but again, lester, like most years, we don't know when it's going to start or how bad it's going to be so it's best to get protected early on. $20 million, the massive amount being paid to former a news anchor's sexual harassment lewis against roger ailes.
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we're back now with a major settlement in the sexual harassment case that rocked fox news and cost roger ailes, one of the most powerful men in media and republican politics his job. former anchor gretchen carlson went public accusing ailes of inappropriate behavior which he denies, but tonight, she's
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carlson, the former fox anchor who sued fox ceo roger ailes for sexual harassment today got a $20 million settlement and an apology. we sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that all our colleagues deserve. gretchen released her own statement saying she's ready to move on to the next chapter. >> how significant is this >> it's a big settlement and they forced out roger ailes, the head of fox news, she got her money, she got her apology and the man who harassed her is out, so for her it's a great day. >> reporter: the case changed course after an investigation disclosed that they too were harassed. >> one of the biggest discussions in the settlement discussion is that gretchen
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taped inappropriate conversations with hails. >> reporter: ailes himself paid nuone of it. fox picked up the entire tab and ailes paid twice that amount to walk away this summer. we learned a long time host resigned saying fox has not felt like home to me for a few years. while a source close to the investigation say it came financial disagreement, some see it as an indication of things to come. >> this is the slow dismentaling of the machine that roger ailes has built over the last few years. this is not the last, we're going to see over the next few months more and more people leaving because roger ailes is the glue that held this group together. >> reporter: and more today from sources that two other sexual harassment cases decide carlson has
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in arizona today, a wild high speed police pursuit caught on camera, robbery suspects taking off, authorities giving chase and viewers watching it all play out including a dramatic ending with police opening fire on the suspect's >> reporter: the police pursuit lasted 45 minutes. after a bank robbery in avondale, arizona. >> the police did t p.i.t. maneuver. >> reporter: officers jumping from unmarked cars and unloading round after round into the suv. >> breaking news this
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unfolded on live television and on the web. shocking viewers across the phoenix area. he already shot at police officers, he's endangered the public for half an hour now as he's driven throughout the city recklessly. >> reporter: police announced the driver was dead on scene, two other suspects close to where the scene began. no other officers or civilians hit or injured. tonight it's still unclear how many shots shield hit several times. >> we know that he planned to escape at all costs, putting people in danger. >> reporter: ending in a hail of gun fire, all captured on tv. turning to something a bit more uplifting now, an epic wedding photo has turned a newly married
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finally tonight, want to tell you about a mystery along the picturesque oregon coast line. authorities are looking for the suspects caught on camera destroying a famed national land mark. it was toppled in mere seconds. >> reporter: they rocked it back and forth, then a crash. this six-second video clro popular rock formation called the duck bill pictured in hundreds of posts did not topple naturally as park rangers suspected. >> they knocked something so beautiful down that will never be there ever again, it's just hart breaking. >> david tried talking to the group that pushed the rock over. >> they were all laughing about it, it was a complete joke to them. >> but just getting to
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been posted for years telling people to get out. >> reporter: online, the search is just beginning for the people in the video and it's not the first time the internet has taken vandals of mother nature to task. a woman who made drawings of creepy things ended with her ni now on the picturesque coast of the pacific northwest, rock that once served as a pedestal for people, the latest to be brought down by man. >> a real shame. that's going to do it for us on this tuesday night, i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching
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>> now at 7 a developing story. snap chat scandal. the racy pictures that had police here at weston high school. >> reporter: hermine moves out. summer time heat and humidity move in. >> anchor: a driver facing charges after going air born into the cape cod canal. >> reporter: a body camera debate in boston about a controversial topic. >> it was good for the fans. have you seen it. >> our focus is on the cardinals. >> anchor: and shredding in boston a star patriot showing off his skate board skills. >> anchor: a closer look at his set of wheels. >> 7 news at 7:00 starts now. >> anchor: a lawrence fire fighter facing troubling charges tonight. >> anchor: police say he shot

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